Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salary

Senior Vice Presidents of Operations in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $153K) surpassing six figures annually. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $82K, $49K, and $60K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Vice Presidents of Operations can bottom out near $93K or top out at around $300K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though geography and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Senior Vice Presidents of Operations greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Vice Presidents of Operations.

$87,459 - $243,591
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$87K
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MEDIAN: $152,900
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$14.50 - $158.00
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$87,459 - $243,591  
   
Bonus
$2,991 - $82,380  
Profit Sharing
$1,975 - $49,352  
Commission
$1,500 - $60,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$93,117 - $300,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,750
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $158.00  
   
Overtime
$29.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$2,991 - $82,380  
   
Commission
$1,500 - $60,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,975 - $49,352  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$93,117 - $300,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations

Senior vice presidents of operations work underneath the managing president of a business or company; they manage a company’s day-to-day functions using guidance, supervision, and leadership related to operational procedures. The specific tasks of this position vary from company to company, but a senior vice president is generally tasked with ensuring the company's operations are working within the laws and the company’s standards and goals.

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Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Tasks

  • Partner with other senior management to discuss strategies, objectives, and obstacles.
  • Monitor and strategize to reach annual targets and new markets.
  • Oversee and manage regional and cross-functional divisions of an organization.
  • Oversee accounting and financial analysis, and monitor for profitability and losses.

Common Career Paths for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations


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As Senior Vice Presidents of Operations transition into upper-level roles like Chief Executive Officers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Chief Executive Officers earn the same amount as Senior Vice Presidents of Operations on average. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations most frequently advance into Chief Operating Officer and President roles even though the median salaries are $41K lower and $27K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations


Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $175K.

Senior Vice Presidents of Operations will find the worst pay at Citigroup, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $152K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $174K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations


Survey takers working as Senior Vice Presidents of Operations report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Supply Chain, Contract Negotiation, and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 74 percent, 30 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Those listing Financial Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. People Management and Sales Management also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Operations Management tend to be well versed in Leadership and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Senior Vice Presidents of Operations, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $107K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $144K. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $180K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $196K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $178,811

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Vice Presidents of Operations, 40 percent above the national average. Senior Vice Presidents of Operations can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 3 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Raleigh (2 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salaries



National Average
$179,000



Skills That Affect Senior Vice President (SVP), Operations Salaries

Supply Chain
up arrow 74%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 30%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Leadership
up arrow 1%

National Average
$179,000


Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 17%

Sales Management
up arrow 19%

People Management
up arrow 21%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 301 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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